[Python-ideas] List Revolution

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Fri Sep 9 23:22:56 CEST 2011

On Fri, Sep 9, 2011 at 2:12 PM, Christopher King <g.nius.ck at gmail.com> wrote:
> The first element in a list is element zero, the second is one, the third it
> two, and so on. This some times confuses newbies to the language or
> programming in general. This system was invited when single bits where
> precious. It's time to update. Keep in mind this is something for version 4,
> since its not reverse compatible. I say we make the first element 1, second
> 2, third 3, and so on. Other languages would follow. We are python, made for
> easiness and readability, and we are in the age where you can't even get
> something as small as a kilobyte USB. We must make first one, second 2, and
> third 3, like it is supposed to be. I give this:
> +1

Consider it done.

--Guido van Rossum (python.org/~guido)

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